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10 Apr

“Cube” Projects Laser Virtual Keyboard for iPad & iPhone for $178

19 Dec

 

Tech Gadgets - Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard for iPad & iPhone - DailyCandy The Roundup

Tech Gadgets – Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard for iPad & iPhone – DailyCandy The Roundup.

Windows Phone fan? HTC Titan will be the best Windows Phone and compete with the iPhone for top honors.

7 Dec

HTC Titan Review: I Want To Hate You, Giant Phone, But I Love You.

A four-point-se-ven-inch smartphone. It sounds grotesque. It sounds like a distended, bloated mess of plastic and pixels, the Tsar Bomba of the bigger-is-better smartphone era. But the HTC Titan is wonderful.

Why It Matters

Windows Phone has been an outstanding mobile OS, obscured by a glossy black parade of lame, uninspiring hardware. So. Many. Generic. Black. Rectangles. The Titan, alongside Nokia’s offerings, is perhaps the first Windows Phone handset worth running your eyes over (and over and over). People will notice your phone, and want to touch your phone, and care about your phone. You’ll care about your phone, most importantly.

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Windows Phone was born for the big screen—it looks absolutely gorgeous inside a giant frame. If you inflate Android to these measurements, it’s a cluttered mess. You’re just making room for more widgets. Ditto for iOS—all you’re adding are more rows of apps. But WP is unlike anything else—it doesn’t just expand, it luxuriates inside a big display.

It’s an inherently rectangular OS—an interface of vivid, superflat gliding tiles, not various clocks and bars and bubbles and weather balloons. It’s regimented, spartan, and visually delicious. And when you take those tiles and transpose them onto a larger surface, there’s only more to love—and this is the way it was meant to be. Windows Phone is an OS of hugeness—giant photos, grids of everyone you know, giant, fabulously legible text. All of these things look splendid on the Titan’s crisp, vivid screen. Yes! It looks crisp, even with the pixels of that Windows-mandated resolution puffed up.

So it’s really not that surprising, then: a phone based on beautiful rectangles is great when it’s an even bigger rectangle. It might look or sound unmanageable, but the Titan belies its name—it’s skinny, light, and slips easily into your back pocket or bag. Consider it a small, friendly giant.

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That screen girth doesn’t run on fairy dust—big display means big battery suckage, and the Titan can’t defeat physics here. You’ll find yourself charging the thing daily with regular use. The camera also leaves you wanting images worthy of the screen they’re on—HTC should have crammed in their mightiest camera, and the difference is a real shame. More discerning eyes might be bothered by stretching out 800×480 worth of pixels across the Titan’s display.

Should I Buy This

If you’re not afraid to have something 4.7 inches in your pants, yes. If you want the most visually pleasing birthing of the most visually pleasing smartphone UI out there, yes. If you want something more compact and battery-conscious—and that’s OK!—probably not. But the Titan is more than just a gimmick phone. Unlike its Android peers that point at their AMOLED crotches and grin, HTC’s big boy isn’t big for the sake of its size. Windows Phone sings at this size. There’s a reason supermodels are tall. [HTC]

HTC Titan

• Dimensions: 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm
• Screen: 4.7-inch, 480×800
• Processor: 1.5 GHz
• Memory: 512 MB
• Camera: 8 MP still, 720p video
• Price: $200 with 2-year contract

Microsoft’s Windows Store Will Start Peddling Apps, Books and Games in February. Will Give More to Devs Too.

7 Dec

 

Microsoft’s Windows Store Will Start Peddling Apps, Books and Games in February.

Windows 8 may be the best competition Apple will see. It’s taking time, but check out this video. And see an upcoming post about the HTC Titan as a premier Windows Phone.

They’ll also give more back to the developers than the likes of Apple, taking the same 30 per cent cut up to $25,000 (£16,000) of sales, after which Microsoft will drop its cut to just 20 per cent.

Innovative Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape In South Africa ($2)

2 Dec

Over 30,000 Rape-Axe condoms are being handed out free at South Africa’s World Cup. While they won’t stop rape, the condoms (worn by women) have jagged-teeth inside to tear penises up, and can only be removed by doctors.

Sounds grim, but then I imagine rape isn’t any fun for the woman either. The inventor, Dr Sonnet Ehlers, was inspired to create the painful condom after she met a woman who’d been raped. The woman apparently told Ehlers “if only I had teeth down there,” which encouraged her to look at ways to make men regret their actions.

Women fearful of being raped can insert the Rape-Axe condom inside themselves like a diaphragm or tampon. If her worst fears come true, and a man attempts to rape her, the Rape-Axe’s inside hooks attach themselves to the penis and don’t come off, instead getting even tighter and stopping the man from being able to urinate. The only way to remove it is by seeing a doctor—which will obviously help with prosecution.

After the World Cup, Ehlers will be selling the Rape-Axe condoms for $2 each. [Rape-Axe via Jezebel]

Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape In South Africa.

Google now has a search for recipes for all you last-minute Thanksgiving wannabe-chefs. Try “Pumpkin Pie” and click “Recipes” on the left-hand side.

23 Nov

pumpkin pie – Google Search.

Siri & Apple will be coming inside the home you own. It’s the future after all.

21 Nov

Siri Hacked to Control Your Thermostat or Almost Anything Else.

 

www.CanIStream.It tells you if the movie you’re dying to see is available for streaming online.

2 Nov

 

 

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Can I Stream It? :.

Let’s say you are a regular techie with a Netflix account, a Hulu account, and since you only shop online, you also have an Amazon Prime account. Now let’s say you want to know if a movie you’re dying to watch is available to be streamed instantly, using any of these accounts.

With CanIStream.It, you can search across all of these services and pick the one you want to use. And if the movie you’re looking for is not available, just sign-up, set a reminder and viola we will shoot you an email when your chosen service makes the movie available. It’s simple and fast.

CanIStream.it also searches iTunes and Amazon OnDemand stores; so if a movie isn’t available you might still be able to digitally rent or purchase it.

Just type in the movie title you want to search for and then select “Streaming“, “Rental”, “Purchase”, or “DVD/Blu-ray” from the menu to check for availability. If the movie is available, simply click on the icon and it will take you to the movie page, for the service you selected. If not, then sign-in and set a reminder and we’ll let you know when it becomes available.

Called it. An Apple TV Set is in the works. Hinted by Steve Jobs. Get ready for your living room to change just like your music did. Time to invest in AAPL?

25 Oct

Apple Television Set Prototypes Reportedly In the Works – Mac Rumors.

– Based on Jan-11 meetings in Asia (not with component suppliers), we believe Apple is investing in manufacturing facilities and securing supply for LCD displays. These displays could range from 3.5″ mobile displays to 50″ television displays. 

– More recently, in Sept-11 we met with a contact close to an Asian component supplier who indicated that prototypes of an Apple television are in the works.

Apple could sell 1.4 million television sets at an average selling price of $1800 in 2012, ramping up to 4.3 million units by 2014 as costs drop to an average selling price of $1400. Munster’s estimates, which are of course essentially guesses informed by current market trends, put Apple’s share of the connected TV market at 3% in 2014, with the company bringing in $6 billion in revenue from the segment.

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